Articles on Sustainability

People’s Pavilion by bureau SLA and Overtreders W. Photo Jeroen van der Wielen

Bureau SLA & Overtreders W build a pavilion with only borrowed materials

EINDHOVEN – Here, the entirety of the People’s Pavilion – a central piece at this year’s Dutch Design Week – is borrowed and will be returned to the owners, including …

Town Hall by cepezed. Photo Lucas van der Wee & Gert-Jan Vlekke

The Town Hall by Cepezed is a greenhouse for all

NAALDWIJK – Known for its horticulture in greenhouses, the Westland in the Netherlands can welcome a new ‘greenhouse’ with Cepezed’s town hall.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70
Butterfly Houses by Gerner Gerner plus. Photo Matthias Raiger

An apartment complex by Gerner Gerner plus emulates butterflies in a park

VIENNA – The architects describe it as ‘brimstone butterflies in a paradise garden’ in Vienna on Hohe Warte.

House Ship by ANA Architecten. Photo Luuk Kramer

ANA Architecten convinces a boat to become a house

AMSTERDAM – ANA Architecten appropriated a Belgian cargo boat and created an idyllic family boathouse.

Unilever Headquarters Jakarta by Aedas. Photos Owen Raggett

Horizontal is the new vertical in Aedas’ recently opened office complex

JAKARTA – Aedas makes it its mission to set out for a new frontier in workplace design as it completes the Unilever Indonesian headquarters.

Four units are stacked to form a spacious apartment with two offices below.

Finch Buildings crafts modular boxes as a flexible solution with durability

AMSTERDAM – A Dutch company designs standardised units that are made from wood and could set new standards for sustainable construction.

The mountain panorama translated into an urban setting.

Green development fertilises Clichy-Batignolles district in Paris' periphery

PARIS – A sustainable development by Atelier Du Pont and Jean Bocabeille Architects is uprooting the outskirts of Paris for a new landscape.

A 'green' school complex is designed as part of a new sustainable development in North-Eastern France.

An eco-school complex is designed for a new sustainable development in North-Eastern France

SIN-LE-NOBLE – The site connects the existing district of Epis and the new district of Le Raquet, offering educational facilities for both areas.

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Out Now: Mark #70
The Ecocapsule’s spherical shape is selected due to the form’s small surface area to internal volume.

Nice Architects delves into details about the Ecocapsule

The first truly independent micro-home allows people to reach new frontiers with the luxury of a hotel room.

The building sits to the north of a rail embankment in Paris’s 13th arrondissement.

Pushed Slab by MVRDV

PARIS – Those working in the new building will have access to a variety of covered, outdoor spaces where the floor plates intersect and overlap.

The building’s wide range of materials and sustainable technologies are inspired by the research that takes place under its roof.

Advanced Engineering Building by Richard Kirk and HASSELL

BRISBANE – The University of Queensland's Brisbane Campus recently opened an academic building that practises what it preaches, housing a wide variety of materials and sustainable …

Ito’s Science Hills occupy a former factory site in Komatsu, a Japanese manufacturing hub.

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito/UAo

KOMATSU – Mari Ito's winning design for Science Hills Komatsu is rich with sustainable technologies and continues the Japanese dialogue on landform building.